Asst. Dept. Supervisor (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – September 19, 2017
It's a great company to work for, but you will give part of your life to the company. You will be compensated and the weekly parties are great. You are expected to meet all your goal, and if not there will be issues.
BARTENDER (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – September 18, 2017
Create a magical experience for guest on property. People come to the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to experience out of this world customer service and the expectations placed by the guest are always exceeded.
Disney is great place to work if you are just looking for a day to day job with no real advancement, but if you are looking to move up within the company, it is extremely hard to do so unless you are willing to sweet talk your leadership team- and even that does not necessarily give you the best opportunity for promotion.
Travel Planner, Agent (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 18, 2017
Working for Disney was a dream come true. Everyone I worked with from the managers to the staff was very kind. The pay was was less than a person could do to live, and they expected open availability. We got a lot of perks, and park benefits, but I couldn't survive on the pay. I miss working for Disney, but am glad I found something I could live on.
Merchandise Hostess/General Teller (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – September 16, 2017
management could use some work, pay could be increased, but overall fun and fast paced place to work. time off is hard to come by, especially for college program participants, but they give everyone a fair chance
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – September 14, 2017
Love working here the only downfall is that i have to work upwards 60 hours a week to afford my bills. Yes the benefits are wonderful but working so much i rarely get to use them. It can be stressful at times when it is busy.
Flexible hours, fun cast members, but low pay with many deductions
Quick Service Restaurant Cashier (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 13, 2017
Although the guest service work at the Disneyland Resort is helpful for future positions elsewhere, the financial compensation does not cover basic costs of living, especially given that many deductions are applied to one/s paycheck. Such deductions include high-priced union dues for union representatives who do not know current procedures or policies.
Merchandise Host (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 13, 2017
This was my college job that I intended to stay at for a few years before progressing to a more "adult" job. The job itself is fun, the guests are great, and the coworkers are some of the best people you could meet. However, the job does not pay well enough to support yourself (not to mention a family or career). I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy my time with Disney, but I'd also be lying if I said I could be here for the rest of my adult life. Following Disney as a career path is difficult due to their promoting process being unreasonably tedious for the differences it makes between an hourly or salaried employee. Some people are cut out for it, most others however, are not.
Great people, fun job
Difficult to grow, management can have strong favoritism.
Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – September 12, 2017
Working in Disney theme parks is hard and fun work. The pros are: you get to meet people from around the world, help in making kids and adults days magical. It's not an easy job, but you learn how to interact with new people everyday.
Scheduling specialist (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 12, 2017
Working for the Disney Resort was a great experience. There are so many avenues to advance in and continue to learn several job skills. The most challenging part of the job was time management with an an increasing workload as the resort continued to grow. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a close knit team that was able to handle all tasks handed to us.
Walt Disney Feature Animation (Disney Animation) may like computers, but it hasn't completely ditched its pens and pencils. The Disney Studios unit develops and produces the animated films for the Mickey Mouse empire that fall outside the Pixar banner. (Sister firm Pixar became a Disney subsidiary in 2006.) Historically a leader in two-dimensional animated films, Disney Animation temporarily abandoned its hand-drawn efforts after repeatedly losing ground at the box office to computer-generated (CG) movies. However, Disney has since resurrected the practice of traditional hand-drawn films, the most recent of which was 2009's The Princess and the Frog. It also releases CG films (Tangled, Bolt).
Good work and Personal life balance Work from Home facility
Managers dont take interest in growth of their team members
Disney College Intern (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 12, 2017
My time at Disneyland taught me so many things about who I am and what I could accomplish. I loved working with guests daily to make sure they had an amazing vacation and that their stay was as fulfilling as it could be. Typical days were non-stop busy dealing with hundreds of thousands of guests a day so it could be stressful if you let it get to you. Management was extremely helpful when you needed it to be and very professional. The hardest part of the job is getting around being stressed at work, once you get use to the work and can put the stress behind you you have a blast at what you do. The most enjoyable part of my job was being in the park daily and seeing all the guests faces as we greet, help, and make magic for them.
Free entrances to the park on days off and paid sick days.